The right side of my head started to recede around age 17 and by age 21 it started to recede slighty on the left side but not as high as the right side. I went to see a doctor to be evaluated and he said that I had nothing to worry about. There is no balding on either side of my family. I went for a second opinion to another doctor and she said that I was losing my hair and prescribed propecia. I haven’t started taking it yet. I am trying to figure out the cause of my receding hairline. Please let me know.
One doctor told you there is nothing to worry about. Another doctor prescribed Propecia. It seems the second doctor thinks you have male pattern baldness, which may respond with Propecia. Men between the ages of 17-29 will develop a maturing hairline, which means that the hairline will rise about 2/3rds inch in the middle, and slightly over an inch on the sides. The frontal edge of the juvenile hairline disappears in 96% of Caucasian men and it is not genetic balding. The exception to the rule are those 4% of men who maintain their juvenile hairline (e.g. Bill Clinton). You need to have this evaluated by someone who understands. If this is just a maturing process, then Propecia is not needed at all. Send photos with your eyebrows lifted high and I will be able to tell you if you are just losing your juvenile hairline.